World Championships Championships

VGC Rule Set:

Usable Games Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire
Battle Type: Double Battle
Pokémon Restrictions: National Pokédex.
Pokémon Limits: Teams may have no more than two of the following Pokémon: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Kyogre, Groudon, Rayquaza, Dialga, Palkia, Giratina, Reshiram, Zekrom, Kyurem, Xerneas, Yveltal, and Zygarde.
Banned Pokémon: Mew, Celebi, Jirachi, Deoxys, Phione, Manaphy, Darkrai, Shaymin, Arceus, Victini, Keldeo, Meloetta, Genesect, Diancie, and Hoopa, Pokémon not captured or hatched in X, Y, Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire
Banned Items: Soul Dew
Clauses: No same Pokémon, No same item
Players may only use Pokémon with items or moves obtained in Pokémon X, Y, Omega Ruby or Alpha Sapphire


San Francisco Marriott Marquis
780 Mission Street
San Francisco

19th - 21st August 2016


The Pokémon World Championships are not open to all, but rather require participants to earn Championship Points through Internet Competitions, Premier Challenges, Regional Championships and National Championships in their location of residence. Based on this, the invitations go out as follows based on the amount of Championship Points earned through the season.

North America200CP325CP350CP
Latin America100CP100CP150CP
Asia Pacific100CP150CP200CP
South Africa400CP400CP400CP

In addition to that the top players of each region also get a paid invite and a bye to go directly to Day 2. They are:
US & Canada: Top 8
Europe: Top 16
Latin America: Top 4
Asia Pacific: Top 4
Japanese & Korean players earn their invites through their own methods.

The day schedule is as follows. All matches are best-of-three.


Swiss Rounds. Any player with 2 or less losses at the end will progress to Saturday.


Swiss Rounds for winners from Friday and players with a Day 2 invitation. It ends with a Top Cut for all players with no more than 2 losses and 0 ties.


The Finals.